Health Ministry: No fact of mass infection with poliomyelitis revealed in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 31 / Trend, U. Ismayilova /
No fact of infection with poliomyelitis revealed in Azerbaijan at present, Azerbaijani Health Ministry said today.
"Employees of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan are constantly conducts intensified works to identify any infectious diseases on all the checkpoints of the State Customs Committee (SCC) of Azerbaijan," the Ministry said.
According to the source in the Ministry, special equipment, which provides an opportunity to put a quick and accurate diagnosis in case of complaints from visitors, are installed in the checkpoints of the SCC.
According to the Tajik Health Ministry's information, outbreak of poliomyelitis in the country is declining. According to the Ministry, 139 cases of poliomyelitis, as well as 470 cases of suspected infection revealed in the Republic. The main part of infected peoples is children under the age of six years. In addition, there are several teenagers and one citizen over 40 years-old.
Russia confirmed two cases of infection of two Tajik girls with the poliomyelitis.
Poliomyelitis is children's spinal paralysis, is an acute viral infectious disease spread from person to person, primarily via the fecal-oral route. In about 1% of cases the virus enters the central nervous system, preferentially infecting and destroying motor neurons, leading to muscle weakness and acute flaccid paralysis.